Visitation service for Richard Howard Davidson, 85, Bakersfield, Missouri, will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 30, 2014, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Davidson died at 9:25 p.m., Monday, August 25, 2014, at his home.
He was born July 2, 1929, at Chicago, Illinois, to Ernest Hugo and Augusta Marie Davidson. On June 20, 1953, he was married at Chicago, Illinois, to Dolores Florence Geisen, who preceded him in death on June 22, 2007. Mr. Davidson was a veteran, having served with the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Before his retirement, he was a truck driver, was the owner/operator of a gas station and worked at B. F. Goodrich Tire. He enjoyed woodworking and fishing. He loved his grandchildren and was known as “Papa D”. Mr. Davidson was of the Swedish Lutheran faith.
He is survived by four children, Martin Davidson, Bakersfield, Missouri, Maureen Miles, husband, Michael, Highland, Illinois, John Davidson, wife, Debbie, Lake Station, Indiana and Joan Den Hartog, husband, Jay, Cedar Lake, Indiana; eleven grandchildren; and twenty-four great-grandchildren with one on the way.
His parents, wife, one son, Ernest Davidson and one grandson, precede him in death.
Burial will be in the Bakersfield Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.